Celtic v Malmo tips – Leigh Griffiths a great shout to strike first

Leigh Griffiths can strike first for Celtic

Leigh Griffiths - First Goal Scorer

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Betting Tip: Leigh Griffiths - Celtic vs Malmo FF @ 7/2 with skybet

For one reason or another, Leigh Griffiths is never far from making headlines. The Celtic striker, who recently and rather vocally ribbed latest Bhoys buy Scott Allan over his Rangers roots, has also cultivated a habit of scoring early goals for Ronny Deila’s Glasgow giants.

Having grabbed the opener in two of his four Scottish Premiership outings to date, it is more than possible for Griffiths to carry this habit over to Celtic’s quest to reach the Champions League group stage.

Paired with Swedish side Malmo in their play-off tie, Coral offer best odds of 4/1 for Bhoys goal machine Griffiths to strike first once again in the home leg. All three of his Scottish Premiership strikes to date have come in the first 15 minutes, so, bearing that in mind, this is a tasty top-price.

Deila will desperate as a native of Sweden’s neighbours Norway to get through this tie. Compatriot midfielder Stefan Johansen should share these sentiments, and is a best bet of 13/5 with Boylesports to add to his three goals anytime when Celtic welcome Malmo to Parkhead.

Right back Mikael Lustig is set to face his fellow countrymen in this clash, and was relatively prolific for a player in his position during his days at Rosenborg. Attacking outlet Lustig also grabbed the opener as the Hoops warmed up for this match by beating Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4-2 last time out, and is a nifty top-price 9/1 with Paddy Power to net again in this first Malmo meeting.

The Bhoys must beware former forward Jo Inge Berget, who enjoyed a brief spell in Glasgow during 2014. Best odds of 23/5 on offer at 888.com say he will come back to haunt Celtic by finding the target anytime.

It’s Griffiths, though, who represents real value, given his recent glut of early goals.

Betting Tip: Leigh Griffiths - Celtic vs Malmo FF @ 7/2 with skybet

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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